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This isn't the first time Aaron has become a patient in his own hospital. He previously suffered a brain aneurysm.
Aaron being audited by the IRS is a recurring theme from season one.
Once the father of the missing little girl was contaminated with biohazardous material, he would have been isolated. He wouldn't have been permitted to wander around the hospital looking for her and spreading the contagion.
Dr. Alberghetti confesses to Watters that she was formally reprimanded when she worked in Boston, for performing a life-saving operation on a the child of an illegal immigrant without the consent of her mother. But that's something he would have known when she was hired since it was part of her professional record.
The objection against the fertility procedure was that they were making a dead man a father without his consent. But his wife was already pregnant before he died, so clearly he was okay with that. Also, the injunction was brought by the dead man's parents, even though they didn't have legal standing (as his next of kin) since he was married.
Cacaci's fiancee arrives shortly after Joe jumps, with a homicide detective. No one knew she existed, and Watters wasn't sure of which ex-wife to notify, so how would she have known to be there? Additionally, a homicide detective wouldn't have been assigned to a case without a death, much less a crime.
Joe Cacaci's had five wives:
#2 Katherine (Katie)
#3 Kimberly (deceased)
plus one fiancee, Bettina.
When the detective interviews all of Cacaci's ex-wives, they tell him that Joe was the one who left them. However, in "Tantric Turkey" from the previous season, Diane Grad explains that the reason she invited him for Thanksgiving dinner is because she felt sorry for Joe because his wife had left him.
Melody Cacaci is played in a previous episode, "Viagra-Vated Assault" by Kristan Bauer.
Jeffrey Geiger is seen wearing a wedding ring, even though his wife divorced him years earlier.
In this episode, Mark Harmon says "Sh*t Happens." This was the first time the word sh*t was said in network television (not including documentaries). Little negative publicity followed.
However, this comment is not shown when the episode airs in syndication.
Jeffrey once again goes off the deep end after his patient dies, and takes it out on an unsuspecting school administrator.
When Stanley has a heart attack, he hits the call button for help. But since he's in the Cardiac Care Unit, he would have been hooked up to a heart monitor which should have alerted the nurses to his distress.
Dr. Geiger asks Alberghetti how many heart transplants she's performed. She tells him it's 14. Then he turns around and lies to his patient and tells him that she's done 50.
The paramedics say the accident victim is 31 years old, but when his heart is harvested for transplant, the doctors say he was 27.
This is Alicia Geiger's first appearance on Chicago Hope since being an infant during season 2.
Dr. Francesca Alberghetti arrives at Chicago Hope to work in cardiothorasic surgery.
All of the departing doctors except Diane Grad were fired by the new board Chairman Jeffrey Geiger. Dr. Grad resigned in support of her husband.
Chicago Hope house counsel Stu Brickman inexplicably did not appear in court to represent the hospital.
Judge Aldrich had previously retired from the bench, and then briefly worked as house counsel of Chicago Hope before becoming seriously ill. Any one of those three facts would have precluded him from hearing this case.